Baby Alive…

My daughter is obsessed with her baby alive dolls. She’s such a little mommy. Feeding, changing, dressing, she loves it all. She asked me yesterday if I could make her baby (who she named Beatrice) an outfit. So I set to work. I found a ball of 100% acrylic yarn from Knit Picks in the seashell colour and started designing my own little dress for Beatrice. I made a dress, toque and am now working on little slippers for her. What do you think? 😉

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Don’t mind my sons train track mess in the background 😜

Lise

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A little more about us….

I thought to myself that I should share a little more about who I am. “Doctor’s wife and mom of three” doesn’t quite cover it. It just sounds a little too glamorous.

My husband and I first met through curling, we were both on competitive curling teams and did pretty good. We happened to play against each other in a mixed bonspiel (I’m sad to say they kicked our butts. I like to say I was distracted by this handsome guy with the cute butt). He somehow got ahold of my number and we started hanging out. It was love at first sight, let’s just say we couldn’t keep our hands off each other. I at the time had took a break from work to focus on my curling, and David was in his first year of university.

Three months later 😉 were pregnant! For the next few years after having our first baby girl. He was finishing up his bachelor of science. I finished college and was working with a cardiologist. We got engaged and then married in 2008.

My husband decided to go into medicine. So after he graduated with his bachelor in science he applied to medicine. We finally heard the fantastic news that he was accepted a few months after our second daughter was born. From that moment I knew things would be very different. He went from full time work to full time student, and i relied on my mum to babysit so I could keep working. When my parents retired and moved out of town, we made the decision for me to stay home with the kids (if I kept working I would just be working to pay for child care) so I left my wonderful job and started being a full time mom. Not long after that we welcomed our little boy into the world.

And so… Here we are. Three kids, four years of medical school done, now in his first year of residency in family medicine. A few more to go….

To be continued…..

Lise

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Long Overdue Post

It’s been a while since I’ve blogged anything. I’ve been having a hard time adjusting to my husbands new rotation schedule. He’s now in obstetrics and has been on call so much. Which leaves me missing him and taking care of our three kids and household all by myself. Which is very different when you are used to having him home, then all of a sudden he’s living at the hospital for a week straight. I have also been feeling so worn out and tired that I haven’t been doing much crocheting. Need to get back into it.

Something fun to report. My cousin is getting married this summer and I am a bridesmaid. So honoured that she would ask me. Here in Winnipeg we have wedding socials which is basically a huge party with a silent auction. All the money raised goes to the bride and groom to help pay for the wedding. It’s a super fun thing we do. Last night was their social, we had such a fun time. I even had a blast selling 50/50 tickets, auction tickets and even working at the door with my groomsman partner Angelo, we had a lot of fun. There was over 400 people that attended last night. It was amazing. We had family come in from Calgary for the social. It was so great to see them all. I can’t wait until the wedding.

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Crochet necklace

Just a quick post on what I’m trying out. Thought I’d try making a crochet necklace.

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My Mums Knitting Bags.

I have to write a post on my moms handmade knitting project bags! Check out her blog HERE Yes I’m a little bias because she’s my mum, but I have to gush about them. I LOVE THESE BAGS!!! I haven’t seen any that are made so well. She’s a total perfectionist when it comes to making these. Every time she makes new ones I’m blown away.

My dad came to visit this past week and brought me a little present. My mum gave me the bag I have been blabbing about!!!!! I am so obsessed with it!!!!! Yay!!! Thanks mum, I love you!

Lise

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Huge Craftsy Sale!!!

Head over to my mom’s and my webpage http://www.onthedockknits.ca to see AWESOME craftsy deals!! Seriously…. Go…. Now……. Click HERE! 

I love craftsy! I always buy so much my yarn stash is getting HUGE. lol

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Learnt Something New

Hi to you lovely people. Guess what?!?!  I did it!!! I thought I would never be able to do it but I learnt to do crochet cables. I was so scared to try because I thought it would be so hard and I would just get mad have a tantrum then quit…. But I just sucked it up and went for it.

After getting over my cable fear (which consisted of a pity party for myself, that included quite a bit of whining)  I went to YouTube to find the perfect video to help me learn. It took me a few hours (of bitching followed by more whining and to be honest some swearing, thank goodness I started AFTER the kids were in bed) to get it figured out even with the video, and I am so happy I kept going although it was quite the sucky baby at “some” points. I love the way it looks and it turned out great! Yay me!

What new stitch do you want to learn? Let me know, I want to hear from you!

Your sucky baby,

Lise

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